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Applying to an NHA School

At National Heritage Academies we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We inspire our students to excel academically and think creatively to reach their full potential. Our dedicated teachers help children apply critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Our moral focus program motivates children to be better people. As a result, children are prepared to tackle 21st century challenges and excel in high school, college, and beyond.

Application FAQ's

Who can apply?

As a public school, we invite applications from all children who reside in the state in which our school is located and meet age requirements. For specific questions on the school's age requirements, please call our school directly. 

When do I apply?

We want every child to have an equal opportunity to attend our school. All applications received during Open Enrollment will be given equal consideration after the closing date through a lottery. See the Terms and Conditions page for specific dates of Open Enrollment. 
You can also apply after the Open Enrollment period. However, your application will be processed in the order in which it was received, after all previous applications that have been submitted. 

Not ready to apply yet?

Do you have more questions? Would you like to take a tour? Please provide your name and email address, and we will get in touch with you soon! 

Do I need to reapply if I am interested in my child attending another NHA school?

Yes. Each school’s enrollment is separate, so a new application must be submitted to each NHA school in which you are interested. 

If there is not a seat for my child this year does my application roll over?

Applications are valid for one school year only.  If your child is on the waiting list, we will notify you of the Open Enrollment period for the next school year, so you can reapply in time to be part of the Lottery. 

Open Enrollment and Lottery

Andrew J Brown Academy has partnered with Enroll Indy.
The enrollment periods follow Enroll Indy’s 2 enrollment windows. 

Round 1: October 29th – January 31st
Round 2: February 1st – April 29th
Late: June 1st – August 31st 
To learn more about Enroll Indy, please click here.

Open Enrollment and Lottery FAQ's

How are children selected?

For more information on our selection process, please vist the Enroll Indy page:

Enrollment Requirements

If accepted, you will receive an acceptance package with important registration forms. A proof of residency must also be submitted to complete registration. Parents/Guardians must submit to the school all of the following items by the date specified in the letter, otherwise you child may be remove from the Accepted list:

Indiana Enrollment Requirements

All you need to do to hold your student’s seat is fill provide the information and forms bolded below. The remaining forms allow us to ensure student safety and well-being and accurate reporting, so we ask that you fill those out as soon as possible. Please refer to the deadline provided in communications in order to secure your child’s seat. 

Important paperwork needed to enroll:

  • Admissions Form
  • ​Official Release of Records
  • Proof of Residency 
  • Student Residency Questionnaire
  • ​Home Language Questionnaire
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Most Recent Immunization Records
  • ​Emergency Contact Information
  • Directory and Photo/Video Authorization
  • Transportation Permission Form
  • Attendance Expectation Form
  • Lunch Forms
  • Parent Volunteer Form (optional)
  • Medication Administration Form (only children with medications)

Additional paperwork may also be requested, depending on the school in which your child has been accepted. This paperwork can include:

  • Work Survey


Parent Portal

The NHA Parent Portal allows parents and guardians to access their child's information online through their computer or smart phone. Parents can view student grades, fill out school forms, contact school staff, check attendance record, view the school calendar, make payments for school lunch, and view your notifications or account settings. Watch the video below to learn how to create your Parent Portal account.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal allows parents quick and easy access to their child's essential information. Watch our Parent Portal video and learn how to create an account or log in if you already have a Parent Portal account.


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